Picturesque and articulate photos that capture the spirit of Thiruvananthapuram


Lensman Mahesh Harilal’s assortment of images is an ode to Kerala’s capital

Mahesh Harilal can’t cease gushing about Thiruvananthapuram — its geographical options, structure, flora, festivals, cultural gatherings and extra. As a photographer, he had typically puzzled why there wasn’t a coffee-table e-book on the capital metropolis and its distinctive combine of the outdated and the new.

Napier Museum grounds in Thiruvananthapuram  
| Photo Credit:
Mahesh Harilal

“It is so compact and convenient. Unlike many cities in Kerala and other States, which are bursting at the seams and losing its identity, Thiruvananthapuram has retained its innate charm. Although people from different places in India have settled here for years, they have become part of the city and its culture and not microcosms that exist in isolation,” says Mahesh.

Around June-July final yr, Mahesh determined to concentrate on the metropolis and start a set of snaps that would attempt to capture the distinctive options of the metropolis that many residents take without any consideration.

Instead of point-and-click photos, Mahesh needed to spend time over every snap that he included in the assortment that he calls ‘Trippy Thiruvananthapuram’.

Picturesque and articulate photos that capture the spirit of Thiruvananthapuram

The assortment of 100-plus photos are an exquisite never-before-seen glimpses of the metropolis. While some snaps spotlight the beautiful landscapes of the district, some give a brand new or quaint perspective of a spot that is true there. “For instance, I never fail to be enchanted by the Napier museum and its environs. Any photographer can’t help but be charmed by the buildings, gardens and the people who frequent them,” says Mahesh. So there are some uncommon photos of lamps, buildings and vistas inside the Museum grounds.

There are some breathtaking photos of seashores in the district. Instead of the standard sea, solar and sand combos, he has performed with mild and shade and one such beautiful beachscape is of Poovar. Another is of Vizhinjam.

Picturesque and articulate photos that capture the spirit of Thiruvananthapuram

Pangode market, Chala, LMS Junction, Muttada… an object or an on a regular basis scene brings alive these locations in the metropolis. Even the mundane and the monotonous get an aesthetic contact when considered by means of his digital camera.

Eventually, he desires to carry an exhibition of his images and additionally flip it right into a e-book. But not earlier than he feels he has carried out justice to the place.

Instead of coaching his lens on negativity, Mahesh desires his photos to mirror the optimistic elements of life and nature. “For me, photography is all about capturing the beauty of life around us,” he says.

A former mediaperson, Mahesh is now specialising in portraiture and additionally conducts workshop and coaching for budding lensmen.

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